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organ [5]click to hear

Wind instrument with several keyboards; it produces sound by means of pipes that are fed by a blower.
organ [5] production of sound blower wind duct wind chest upperboard rackboard reservoir bellow wind trunk pipework

production of sound click to hear

The sound made by the organ pipes is generated by a supply of air from an electric blower.

blower click to hear

Electric fan that supplies air to the bellow.

wind duct click to hear

Pipe connecting the blower to the bellow.

wind chest click to hear

Essential part of the organ composed of several movable and fixed elements; air from the blower passes through it before reaching the pipes.

upperboard click to hear

Board with holes that correspond to those of the sliders and the wind chest table; the feet of the pipes sit in these holes.

rackboard click to hear

Board with holes into which the pipes fit to hold them in an upright position.

reservoir click to hear

Part of the bellow in which air is stored under some pressure.

bellow click to hear

Part whose function is to compress air.

wind trunk click to hear

Conduit that air from the bellow passes through on its way to the bottomboard.

pipework click to hear

Collective term for the sound pipes of various shapes and sizes; there are two types: reed pipes and flue pipes.